Monday, August 29, 2011

The popularity of Putin dropped 20 points in three years

The rating Elections Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, fell 20 points to 39% from the peak recorded in 2008, according to a survey of independent Levada Center published Friday, August 26. Vladimir Putin, President from 2000 to 2008, remains the most popular politician in the country. His ratings had peaked in 2008 (58%), at the height of the blitz with Georgia for the control of a separatist Georgian Republic.

Syria: Arab League condemned the "unnecessary force against legitimate claims"

The Arab League moves against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Before the condemnation of the violence, which occurred at the beginning of an extraordinary ministerial meeting of the organization, then the announcement of the Secretary's trip to Damascus to present the Arab initiative to close the Arab crisis.

"The use of force is useless," said Al Arabi in the opening of the meeting, in front of the "revolutions" and "uprising" which "demand radical changes" claims with "legitimate". "We have to react positively - still the head of the Arab League's 22 countries - to the demands of Arab youth," he said in Cairo.

10 000 prisoners freed from Libyan regime

Libyan rebels said on Sunday, having released some 10 000 prisoners of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, but estimated that nearly 50 000 others remain missing. "It is estimated that between 57 000 and 60 000 people were arrested in recent months," military spokesman said the rebels, Bani Omar Ahmed at a press conference in the city of Benghazi.

"Between ten and eleven thousand were released (...) Where are the others?" He said. "Many residents of Tripoli are discovering mass graves in the vicinity of the detention and imprisonment of Abu Slim," said . Eight days after the start of military offensive against the rebel capital, new incidents were reported Saturday night in Tripoli, where explosions were heard and isolated bursts of gunfire from automatic weapons, no one knew whether it was celebrations or shootings.

Irene... at the end only a shower

Irene is gone. New York takes a deep sigh of relief. The hurricane accelerated its course and now focuses on Boston. Irene lost gallons of storm, after being downgraded from category two to one hour is just a poor tropical storm. Manhattan has been spared by the powerful winds that swept the other hand, New Jersey and North Carolina before the hurricane hovering over Long Island and eventually New York City.

Rebels reject dialogue with Gadhafi

The situation in Libya seems to indicate that the rebels and no one stops them in their mission to rid the regime of Moammar Gadhafi. So much so that the head of state would almost have finished your options to find a way out: a call to negotiate without success and setting in motion of a mobile ballistic missile launcher Frog 7, neutralized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO ), while 18 ships undertake the work of unloading the first humanitarian assistance.

Iraq, bombing of the mosque there are at least 28 victims

At least 28 people were killed in an attack against the Sunni mosque of Umm al-Qura, in Baghdad. The explosion, which caused injuries to 35 people, including children, took place in a western district of the Iraqi capital. Among the victims was also a member of the Sunni province of Al Anbar, Khaled al Fahdawi.

The Lockerbie bomber is in a coma in Tripoli

The head of the 1996 Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people, the Libyan Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, was found comatose in Tripoli due to prostate cancer sufferer, reported the CNN. The station reported statements by his son, Khaled Elmegarhi, who said he receives only oxygen and no one has given any advice.

After the fall of President Gaddafi last week Relatives of Al Megrahi have complained that the former Libyan intelligence agent, whose last appearance was in July in a wheelchair with former Libyan leader, lacked proper medical care. "No doctor, no one who ask. We have no phone line to call anyone, "he lamented his son.